Saturday, 18 February 2017

Nokta Impact Metal Detector New 2017


The new Nokta impact metal detector is taking metal detecting as a hobby to a whole new level! People with the zeal to accomplish their hobby objectives may use the device to practice what they love doing during their free time. The Nokta impact detector superb and its abilities are unmatched by none of the existing metal detectors. Its design, speed and advanced technology features.

Nokta impact metal detector

The Nokta flagship model to be released this year will feature a craggy but stable build without any teetering in the shaft or flabbiness within the whole unit. It was designed with a rather lightweight, purposeful and well balanced general build that can enable the device to be used over longer periods of time without fatigue.

The Nokta impact features an extendable shaft and a lead coil inside the shaft which ensures there are no tangles, this is beneficial and makes it much easier to use by just extending and clipping the shaft to to desired length and starting your detection spree.

The following are the main features and specifications of the Nokta impact detector;

Main Features

The Nokta impact is powered by four AA batteries and the Lifespan of the batteries is directly dependent on the different programs and modes used. The VDI display screen is vivid and clear, especially with the backlight on. The impact features 12 programs and three dissimilar frequencies with are 5, 14 and 20 KHz, which will either benefit your style of detection or the different terrains you detect on. In addition, the impact has static and static discrimination modes. It also gives a clear and well balanced reading, especially for items that are on the edge of detection range. Optional 2.4 Ghz wireless headphones, vibration and a LED flashlight are available.

Nokta impact


➤ Operating Principle: Induction Balance (IB)

➤ Operating Frequency: 5kHz, 14kHz, and 20kHz

➤ Search Modes: 12 Modes (2 non-motion, 2 all metal, 8 discrimination modes).

➤ Autotune Mode(s): iSAT Intelligent Self Adjusting Threshold

➤ Audio Output: 1/4" headphone socket and speaker

➤ Headphones: Optional 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones.

➤ Soil Adjust: Normal and Salt Modes

➤ Ground Balance: Automatic and Manual

➤ Ground Tracking: Yes

➤ Magnetic Mineralization Indicator: Yes

➤ Standard Search Coil: 11" x 7" DD

➤ Waterproof Search Coil: Yes

➤ Audio Tone: 150Hz-700Hz

➤ Target ID Depth Level: Yes

➤ Vibration Mode: Yes

➤ LED Flashlight: Yes

➤ Battery: 4 AA Alkaline

➤ Battery Lifetime: 8 - 15 hours

➤ Weight: 4.26 pounds


The 2017 Nokta impact is available in 2 package offers. The impact standard package is valued at around 849 USB and includes features like a waterproof search coil, headphones and 4 double A alkaline batteries and a USB cable. The impact pro package which is priced at around 999 USD comes with several other additional attachments and extra batteries.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector New For 2017

The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 is a high performance metal detector. It is a fully functional automatic device and a very easy one to use. This Gold detector is especially packaged with choices of coils, a shaft configuration and battery options at a very good price.

Minelab Gold Monster 1000
Minelab Gold Monster 1000 
Main Features 

The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 has a fully automatic search mode. It is super sensitive, has a quick start and is really easy to use. It also comes with two search coils included in it. It is very highly adaptable and has an extra sensitive very low frequency (VLF) performance. All these make for a very great effective gold detector.

Technical specifications 

The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 is primarily used for Gold prospecting and the operating frequency is 45kHz. It comes with both an automatic and a manual sensitivity adjustment. It uses a power supply of eight AA batteries and the noise can be cancelled automatically if unwanted. It has a headphone jack of 3.5 mm, that is 1/8 inch and weighs 1.33 kg with the 5 x 10 DD coil. It's length ranges between 944- 1380.2 mm, that is between 37.2 and 54.4 inches. Its ground balance is automatic with a monochrome LCD display. There is no depth indicator, screen backlight, pinpoint mode or USB port. It has a 5 x 10 DD and 5 DD coil.

The price for this amazing gizmo is $799. This is a life changing opportunity, don't let it pass you by. You could be the next big thing.

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector


The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 is held, strapped to one hand, as it is held at arms length close to the ground. Once it is switched on it begins to search for and detect any trace of gold. The device is moved in a zigzag manner so as to cover every possible direction. When gold is detected the device will indicate by giving off a sound and that spot can be excavated to find the gold. It is that easy. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

New Tesoro Mojave Metal Detector

Mojave is the most recent type of metal detector introduced by Tesoro in 2017. Tesoro Mojave has a frequency of 12 kHz. Mojave has been designed in a special way to tackle varying conditions of the ground yet managing to maintain its efficiency. The metal detector has been modified in its precision and accuracy and a lot of effort has been put into the basic framework in order to create a perfect blend.
New Tesoro Mojave Metal Detector
New Tesoro Mojave Metal Detector
Main Features of Tesoro Mojave

Tesoro Mojave is designed to have different coils. It comes with a feature of adjustable discrimination and sensitivity. The most remarkable feature of Tesoro Mojave is the option of adjusting the ground balance between 2 settings i.e. low and high. You can switch to the most suitable setting according to the conditions of the ground. Mojave has been enhanced in terms of precision. Tri-colored zones have been introduced in this metal detector to make its ability of discrimination more powerful. These tri-colored zones include yellow, white and red. It allows you to adjust the sensitivity according to your requirement as well as having adjustable rods. Tesoro Mojave is as light as a feather thus can be handled easily. It comes with a waterproof coil and rods which can be adjusted. The metal detector has a battery of 9 Volt worth of power which can last for as long as 15 to 18 hours. It consists of epsilon pins, five in number which is interchangeable. Tesoro Mojave comes with a warranty of a lifetime.
Tesoro Mojave
Tesoro Mojave Controls
Tesoro Mojave Specifications

Tesoro Mojave has an operating frequency of 12 kHz. The search coils of this metal detector are made up of epsilon and are round or concentric in shape. The average size of these epsilon coils is found to be 7 inches in the new model of Mojave. With a cable length of almost 3 inches and audio frequency of 630 Hz, Mojave is the best option for you. It has a weight of about 2.2 pounds and can be connected with ¼ inch stereo plug. The battery life of Mojave lasts for 15 to 18 hours. Mojave has an average temperature range of 30 to 100 degrees Celsius and an external speaker as well.


Most of the retail shops are offering Tesoro Mojave at the rate of USD while others sell it at the price of 279.0 USD.

Saturday, 5 November 2016


A metal detector is a gadget that detects present of metals in the ground. There are mainly two types of metal detectors, the Pulse induction detectors and Very low frequency detectors. We are going to focus on the pulse induction detector.

pulse induction metal detector
Pulse induction metal detector
Pulse induction detector uses pulse induction technology to detect metals. It has one coil as a transmitter and receiver. The number of coils can range from one to three. When used, it creates a brief but high current pulse in the ground from the coil. The signal in the coil is then analyzed a short time just after the current pulse is turned off. This cycle is then repeated continuously maybe hundreds to thousands of times per second.

When the current pulse is created in the coil, there is creation of a magnetic field which expands from the coil. If a metallic object is in the ground current also flows in the metallic object as a result of the magnetic field created. When creation of current stops, the magnetic field also collapses and in turn causes current in the metallic object to collapse. This collapse of current in the metallic object causes it to its own magnetic field that is generated back to the coil. The metallic object signal adds to the coil signal making the coil signal to change slightly.

Pros of pulse induction metal detectors:

1. Detection rate is not affected by the material between the metal detector and the target. This means that you can expect top notch results whether you are detecting through air, water, silt or even solid coral.

2. The detectors have a high sensitivity to all metals and are not affected by highly mineralized water, coral or rocks known as "hot rocks".

3. Can detect metals at a greater depth especially in mineralized areas.

4. In a noisy and mineralized area, the PI is advantageous compared to the VLF.

5. The gadget has been specifically designed to find gold nuggets because they contain monoloops which allow them sensitivity to even the smaller gold nuggets.

Cons of pulse induction detectors:

1. They are very expensive compared to the other types of metal detectors.

2. They are not reliable in discriminating the types of metals detected.

3. The detector is heavy due to the multiple arrays of coil setups that it contains.

Examples of pulse induction metal detectors include:

· Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector

· Garrett Infinium LS Metal Detector

· Tesoro Sand Shark Metal Detector

· Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector

· White’s TDI Metal Detector

· OKM Black Hawk Metal Detector

In addition to all the advantages pulse induction metal detectors may have, you can get cool accessories for the gadgets to improve their function. The accessories include corrosion resistant parts, long lasting batteries, headphones, different rod lengths, water probes and a pinpointer.

Thursday, 3 November 2016


When using the flammable, hardly-breathable chemicals required by nothing less than a science lab to experiment with a small fortune, it can only result in a sloppy mess and some singed fingers! However, there is one way to remove the gold from household electronics such as circuit boards, microwaves, and remotes using none other than nature’s very own, fire. 

how to extract gold from electronics
How to extract gold from electronics?
Even though fire is not nearly as dangerous as nitric acid or the other acid-induced chemicals, still be sure to take the necessary precautions and wear safety gloves and goggles, and if you don’t, don’t say I didn’t warn you. First, use a screwdriver and a butterknife to pop the circuit board out of an old electronic. Make sure it’s one you don’t use anymore, because I don’t think you’re going to be getting it to work again after this experiment. Next, lay the circuit boards onto a sheet of metal. A baking tray or cookie sheet would suffice! Smash down the circuit board into smaller pieces with a hammer or the palm of your hand. This will help them ignite separately, allowing the flammable pieces to burn faster. 

You might want to hold your nose for this next part, unless you like the screaming stench of burning plastic filling up your nose! Set fire to the crushed pieces using a blowtorch or an extended lighter, turning them over using a metal spatula or tongs repeatedly until they turn a charcoal black. Don’t get too fancy here, busting out the classic pancake flip doesn’t work the same with electronic parts, you’ll end up with fried receptors and piles of ash instead of some easy to clean splats of pancake batter! So carefully turn the pieces over, letting them burn to a nice crispy-looking data chip. Once they turn black, turn off the fire. Then, wearing your super fancy 99¢ gold mining gloves, cool them off by shaking them back and forth in the air as the smoke evaporates. I know it smells, but you’re almost rich so have some patience! Before the plastic starts to harden again, break the plastic away from the gold and let the pieces fall onto the tray. It should look like several little golden flakes in contrast to the blackened particles, so using a toothbrush and a pair of tweezers, gently pick the gold away separating it form the ash. Make sure you get all of it, or all your hard work would have been for nothing! 

Grab a cup of water and fill it up about a quarter full with cool water, then dump the gold pieces inside to clean off all the melted plastic and darkened spots. Shake the cup around, and then place a small screen or a rag on top of the cup. Proceed to turn the cup upside down over a sink and pour out the water, allowing the strainer to catch all the gold pieces. Enjoy your coming wealth, and have a great time examining your new metals!


Metal detecting is an art that arises from personal interest or passion. This can also be done for economic value by detecting lost valuables such as gold, silver and other essential metals. They can also be of use in security situations. It basically involves the use of a metal detector, which is an electronic instrument that detects metals. There are many metal detectors available. Your choice depends on some factors. Nevertheless, many people prefer purchasing second-hand metal detectors. This could be due to their financial muscle or optionally preference to second-hand metal detectors. Highlighted below are some key considerations you should take before purchasing used metal detectors. 
second hand metal detectors
Tips on how to buy used metal detectors
Defining your interests:

As indicated before, these instruments offer a wide array of services. When looking out for our best purchase, therefore, begin by identifying your interest. Most metal detectors are all-purpose detectors. This means that they will identify everything including coins, jewelry, gold and even relics. Such detectors can be handy if you have nothing specific in mind to detect in this exciting outdoor activity. However, if you have a specific target search object, consider going for a specific machine. 

The place you intend to use:

Metal detecting is an outdoor activity that can be carried out in parks, schools, mountains, water, beaches and fairgrounds. You should, therefore, consider where your hunt is majorly based. This will help you identify the best machine for your activity. For instance, for water searches, consider a waterproof second-hand metal detector. Alternatively, for fairgrounds and mountains, look into purchasing light and easily portable detectors. 

Cost of the machine: 

As indicated before, there are different types of metal detectors. The various types come with different purchasing prices. You should, therefore, identify your financial ability before setting out. This is a major leading factor to the purchase of second-hand metal detectors. You should also note that this is an activity that pays for itself. It is an investment that will refund your capital in addition to the fun and adventure experienced. Whatever the budget you have, find the best suiting machine. 

Experience in metal detecting: 

Experience is crucial to purchasing a second-hand metal detector. However, you should not panic if this is your first time trying out this. Most machines have guides that aid you in the experience. Additionally, these machines are not much complex. However, if you have quite a good experience, consider going for more complex and challenging detectors that suit your capability. 

Frequency of detecting: 

You should identify your frequency of using the detector. You could be purchasing the machine to make your weekends busy or for daily uses. Different degree of uses dictates for the purchase of different types of machine. Heavy duty machines are suited to daily operations. However, if you are not an intensive user of the detector, you can purchase light machines that can manage your infrequent operations. 

• Where to buy second-hand detectors: 

There are many ways you can purchase these machines. Starting from local agents and dealers who collect these machines to online business websites and stores, you can find your specified machine at a fair price. However, ensure that you purchase from a legit agent to avoid future inconveniences. 

Metal detecting is an exciting outdoor activity that brings value to your time. Besides the fun and adventure experienced, you can also gain monetary benefits of the activity. Purchasing the ideal machine is, therefore, a critical determinant. The above guide can come in handy when hunting for second-hand metal detectors. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Gold hunting is indeed a lucrative and enjoyable hobby. However, differentiating between gold and other rocks with similar characteristics like gold-colored mica, pyrite, chalcopyrite, pentlandit and pyrhotite is extremely difficult. Even everyday gold traders and hunters sometimes have to use complex technologies so that they can tell which is one is real gold and which one is not. When you decide to go on a gold hunting trek, here is how to identify gold in rocks.
how to identify gold in rocks
How to identify gold in rocks?
One most promising technique of pinpointing gold in the midst of rocks is through thrashing it with a hammer. Cut off a piece of the rock-like substance you think is gold and strongly crash it with a hammer. When smashed with a hammer, gold automatically flattens out while other kinds of rocks will turn to dust or powder. That said, when after crashing the rock in question you discover that it flattens instead of crumbling, you should definitely know that you have found gold. Nevertheless, some rocks flatten when smashed with a hammer hence it is ideal you to take a piece of the rock for further testing to confirm your doubts before you go ahead to mine it.

Another superb way to tell between gold and other rocks is through melting or dissolving it in acids. Gold is the only known rock that melts at an extremely low range of 2.5 to 3. It is also the only rock which doesn’t dissolve in acids but quickly liquefies when exposed in a blend of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. If during your hunt for gold you come across a rock which resembles gold in all physical characteristics but you aren’t sure if it is really gold, you should cut a piece of such a rock and strongly heat it or toss it in a container containing a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid. If it melts at 2.5 when heated or dissolves in the mixture of the two acids, you should go ahead to mine it.

Pure gold doesn’t include other elements such as irons. It is free on its own. Most other rocks which reside alongside gold include pieces of iron. What this means is, when you place a magnet against these rocks, they will easily get attracted to such magnets. On the other hand, if you place a magnet against gold, it will stay still. This leads us to our next most awesome way to identify gold in rocks. When in discover gold in the midst of rocks and you want to tell if it is really gold, a magnet will be an essential tool to use in determining the kind of precious metal you have landed yourself into.

The last most effective way to identify gold amongst rocks is through conducting a streak test. A streak test is a simple method of rubbing a rock against a streak surface. When rubbed against rocks, gold usually produces a bright yellow powder. Before you set for a gold hunting journey, you must find yourself a good quality streak plate. There are lots of these plates in majority of online hobby and mineral shops.


A lot of people want to find gold, precious metals or even boded treasure, however only a few would invest in a tool to find such treasures. These select few are hobbyists who follow maps and buy tools including metal detectors. 

If you plan to buy a metal detector, you should consider these practical tips:

1. Ask around for others opinions: 

Metal detector users are a friendly bunch of people. They want to share their hobby with others and are eager to give advice to new hobbyists. New hobbyists should listen well to any recommendations, suggestions as well as personal experiences of veteran treasure hunters. Advice can also be helpful when it comes to second hand metal detectors. These devices have no moving parts and should still be working perfectly after several years of use. 

2. Brand loyalty:

Of course, when you listen to friends, they might give opinions biased towards their own experiences. Take special note if they would recommend a particular brand. In some instances this may be due to their own preferences. There is a high degree of brand loyalty when it comes to metal detectors. This does not mean that their advice is flawed, but merely flavored. 

3. Users:

Walking all day carrying a long pole can be very tiring. Some detectors are heavier than others. In the same manner, some detectors have longer poles. If only adults were to use it, or if only one person were to use it, you can choose one which is long enough to use while walking. On the other hand when you make it a family affair, it should be short enough and light enough that children can also use it. 

4. Searching for type of metals:

Metal detectors depend on the magnetic properties of the metal for their readings. Different metals have different magnetic properties and respond to different type of electrical/magnetic fields generated by metal detectors. 

If you are searching for buried treasure, you would use a different metal detector compared to when you are panning for gold. The choice of detector would also depend on whether you want to find a pure metal, an alloy or the raw ore. Read the manual first before you make your choice of detector. Remember that metal detectors which can be used for a wider range of metals are more expensive than those for a specialized purpose. 

5. Price Range: 

When buying a metal detector you should stick to a price point. Rather, you should have a price range in mind. This will give you a little leeway when choosing the brand or model. Handheld metal detectors are cheaper than ground metal detectors (those which come with a pole). However, ground metal detectors are more convenient. At least you would not need to crawl on the ground when you use it. 

Metal detectors are also made in other countries. There is no major difference in efficiency between metal detectors from other countries against those which are locally made. The added price for imported models are not worth it. 


Most of us would prefer having our treasured coins (or jewelry) neat and shiny. In as much as cleaning coins seems as a great idea it reduces their value. If you have extremely dirty coins that require some good cleaning here are some Practical tips to clean old coins with full safety.

how to clean old coins
Insightful Tips on How To Practically Clean Old Coins
1- Quick ways to clean copper coins:

a- Ketchup

All you require is to take out a bottle of ketchup from your fridge and gently smear a little on your coin. Gently scrub on the coin with a toothbrush, working through all fine areas. You can rinse the coin under warm water. The coin might look a little weird – some pinkish color. Make a mixture of baking soda and some warm water which will create a paste. Gently rub this concoction around the coin with your fingers. In no time the coin will have its shine restored. 

b- Taco Bell taco sauce

You can repeat the same process using the taco sauce as you did with the ketchup. If the coin acquires the unusual pinkish color, use the baking soda paste to restore its shine.  

c- The same process can be replicated with Tabasco sauce.

All the processes mentioned above are similar because the substances used all contain salt and vinegar. This main ingredients are two frequently overlooked items within the house. To prove the effect of vinegar and salt you can try them out. You require a quarter cup of vinegar and a teaspoon of salt not forgetting the mixing bowl. Insert the penny into the solution for roughly 5 minutes. Now you can rinse the pennies to prevent further reaction between the vinegar and salt solution and the pennies. If you do not rinse them out they will continue reacting with oxygen. They will begin turning bluish-greenish. 

d- Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner

This electric device is capable of cleaning your old coins as well as jewelry. It operates on ultrasonic waves and warm tap water. If you are to use this device, I recommend a copper cleaning solution. 

Note: Sometimes you might experience varied color results when you mistake old bronze pennies to be copper. This mostly arises from nickel being replaced by zinc and tin.

2- How to Clean Silver Coins:

When silver coins are exposed to the atmosphere they develop a black or brown oxidized layer. This is mainly caused by atmospheric sulfur. 

a- Lemon acid

Insert the coins into the lemon acid solution for a duration that will depend on how thick its oxidation layer is. After cleaning out the coin using a soft brush rinse with water while drying it out on a soft paper. You can make the method more effective by inserting some iron nails into the lemon acid bath. 

b- Acid Fluid

If the coin has a few oxidation spots then the best way to do a quick clean is by using sour milk or warm vinegar while placing them on a raw potato that has been cut in half. 

c- Use silver cleaners

The silver cleaning products on sale are used for cleaning oxidized silver coins. In a matter of seconds the silver stain will be cleaned off the coins. This method is quite thorough so unless you really know what you are doing its advisable to use the other two methods.

3- How To Clean Gold Coins:

Gold jewelry has a lot of significance to its owner and may be used as a gift due to its sentimental value. Occasionally one must clean their gold jewelry. You can either opt for special professional cleaning products or home cleaning methods. Here are a few simple home cleaning methods that can be practically done.

Dish detergent – You can use dish detergent mixed with warm water. If your jewelry does not contain any gemstones, it may be soaked in soapy warm water for a quarter of an hour then thoroughly rinsed. If the jewelry is lined with gemstones do not submerge it as it will loosen the gemstones. Instead utilize a soft damp cloth set in soapy water. This rinses off the soapy solution. 

Bristle Toothbrush – Gold jewelry may contain spots which are difficult to reach completely. This method requires the user to use a soft bristle brush that will not scratch the jewelry. Simply dip the brush in a soapy water solution and scrub accordingly.

Ammonia – As much as ammonia is a great gold cleaning solution, it is also very risky if improperly applied.

Alcohol – Alcohol is a great solvent for removing grime and residue from the jewelry. It’s way better compared to using boiling water or strong chemicals. The only concern that arises from using alcohol is that it may loosen the adhesives binding the gold to the gemstones.

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